NC-19*

$9

Bank of Cape Fear, Asheville

1850s

This Asheville issued $9 is engraved and printed by Bald, Cousland & Co., Philadelphia. At top center a paddlewheel steamer plies heavy seas with her flag flying in the wind. At the left, a perpendicular NINE is on intricate lathe work. At the right are “9” and “IX” dies. Serial number 4. A perfect representative of this fascinating odd-denomination series. Very scarce in this condition.
Formerly of the Mike Coltrane Collection